Delay over Fire Door Replacements

01 December, 2020

Concern has been expressed that many fire doors in Lewisham Council owned housing stock fail to meet fire safety requirements. A report to the Council’s Housing Committee in December 2018 stated that over 9,000 properties had Front Entrance Doors (FED) which did not consistently meet the 30 minu...

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Low Traffic Neighbourhood Scheme 26th November Update

29 November, 2020

Low Traffic Neighbourhood: SUCCESS! Following lobbying by Lib Dem campaigner, Karen Pratt, the Council has replaced the key-operated barrier on Leahurst Rd with a camera. However, the two planters have been retained and the description of the filter on the Council’s website doesn’t match their r...

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Low Traffic Neighbourhood Scheme November Update

01 November, 2020

Low Traffic Neighbourhood Scheme November Update

164 public questions were submitted to the Lewisham Council meeting on 21 October and a majority of these were about the LTN. It should be noted that all references but one to the Liberal Democrats (in the context of our survey report) were replaced by 'a political party'! The Council held a pub...

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Low Traffic Neighbourhood Scheme Update

18 October, 2020

Lewisham Council have announced some changes to the Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes. For details of these changes please see: Lewisham Council: Changes to Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood Announced. We welcome the fact that the Mayor has taken note of the ...

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Residents unite against Lewisham Council’s traffic scheme

02 October, 2020

Residents unite against Lewisham Council’s traffic scheme

Local residents in Lee Green have given a big thumbs down to the low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) introduced by Lewisham Council.

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Remembering Ignatius Sancho

01 October, 2020

Black Month History provides an opportunity to celebrate the lives of people who have contributed to life in modern Britain. One such life is Ignatius Sancho, an exceptional character who lived on the Lewisham / Greenwich borders.

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Fusion finally throws in the towel on contract to run Lewisham leisure centres and swimming pools

27 August, 2020

Lewisham council have finally switched the provider of Lewisham’s leisure services from Fusion Lifestyle to a new provider, Greenwich Leisure Limited (who trade as Better). Lewisham Lib Dems have been calling for action against Fusion for a number of years as services have declined. Fusion have d...

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Lewisham Labour's affordable housing failure

09 August, 2020

Lewisham Labour's affordable housing failure

Lewisham Labour can’t even meet affordable housing target on their own developments In the last local elections, Lewisham Labour promised that new housing developments would have to provide at least 50% affordable homes as part of their delivery. We’ve previously covered how the council are lett...

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Lewisham’s residents should feel safe. Black Lives Matter.

22 July, 2020

Lewisham’s residents should feel safe. Black Lives Matter.

Local Lewisham resident and Young Liberal, Debbie Fatukasi, writes about what the Black Lives Matter movement means to her.

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Zero-carbon Lewisham - here's what the Lib Dems would do

01 March, 2020

Zero-carbon Lewisham - here's what the Lib Dems would do

One year ago, Lewisham Council declared a climate emergency and pledged to have an action plan to deliver a carbon neutral borough by 2030. We’ve been encouraging the council to get on with this – it is an emergency after all. Now, just over a year on, the council is about to publish its draft pl...

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